As I was riding home (slowly) today. I realised that my Brooks Saddle and the Methodist Church have a lot in common.
This thought came while climbing the second big hill of the day when I thinking that my saddle was extremely hard today. So for your edification:
- People either love or hate both Brooks saddles and the Methodist Church
- After thousands of miles I am still not quite sure whether I am breaking in my Brooks saddle or it is breaking me in. After years in the Methodist Church it can feel the same.
- Some consider Brooks saddles old fashioned and heavy just as some think the same of the Methodist Church
- Yet Brooks saddles are updated and have new features that you may not be aware of, just like the Methodist Church.
- If you have good experiences then both will serve you well for a lifetime. Otherwise both may be discarded and written off.
- Both are local and support our local communities and economies
The good news is that a few miles down the road some magic has happened and I have forgotten the earlier discomfort. By the time I get home my bum would be quite happy for a lot longer on the Brooks B17 Select. Fortunately, given the way the retirement age keeps increasing I feel very much the same about serving the Methodist Church 🙂